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israel's ongoing attack on gaza, the palestinian death toll continues to rise, now topping 20. israel started drafting 30,000 resume troops in a sign the assault may soon widen. we will go to gaza to speak with award winning journalist mohammed omer and to jerusalem where we will be joined by gershon baskin, who has served as a secret negotiator between israel and hamas. then oliver stone's and told history of the and the states. >> it takes an upside-down view of an american history after world war ii and looks at it in a new way. >> the academy award winning filmmaker oliver stone joins us in the studio with his partner peter kuznick to talk about their new book and tv series looking at the classified america we were never meant to see. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. israel is continuing to pound the gaza strip with airstrikes amidst fears that israel could launch a ground invasion. at least 21 palestinians have died in the most recent round of violence while three israelis died on thursday. isra
in the violence in the middle east. rockets and air strikes across the border of israel and the gaza strip. now israeli forces are massing on the ground and on the move. plus, members of congress in a showdown about the assault on benghazi that killed americans. >> this administration continues to put out things that are just not quite true. >> i don't think playing political games is what we should do. >> shep: tonight lawmakers look to sort out the facts of the attack on our consulate. general petraeus, speaking to the media for the first time since his resignation talking about the benghazi attacks and the affair that cost him his job. plus what he says about his wife and his cheating. manslaughter charges in the gulf oil spill catastrophe. bp accused of negligence for the disaster that killed 11 men and triggered an environmental cataclysm. >> communities here in new orleans and around the gulf have waited patiently for justice to be done. today their wait is over. >> shep: tonight bp admits some guilt and agrees to pay a record penalty. we begin a fox urgent and the situation in israel is
be a new war with fighters in gaza with israel, israel could soon mobilize tens of thousands of reserve drops. it comes after rockets targeted jerusalem for the first time in decades. general petraeus testified to lawmakers today about the deadly attack in libya and whether he believed it was an act of terrorism. but that is just raising new questions on capitol hill. 18s are -- answers are coming up. another oil rig explosion in the gulf of mexico two years after the horizon disaster. several workers were sent to the hospital and others are missing. that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. on "studio b" today, we begin with fox urgent and deadly violence between israel and gaza taking a new and dramatic attorney when a rocket from gaza targeted the holy city of jerusalem for the first time in four decades. men, women, and children took shelter in homes and businesses. the sigh republicans wailed. israeli police say the missile landed outside the city. jerusalem is also home to hundreds of thousands of palestinians. air sirens in tel aviv, wailed for the second day aft
cease-fire, rockets are flying back and forth between gaza and israel. the death toll is now rising. >> hamas's rockets are reaching farther into israel than ever before. israel says they didn't cause much damage. palestinian officials say rockets from israel have killed 24 palestinians and wounded 200 in the past two days. three died yesterday from rocket fire. egypt dispatched its prime minister to gaza to show support for the palestinian people and hamas today. he met with hamas's prime minister about the casualties on the ground. he visited a hospital, showed emotion over the death of a 1-year-old boy. he also read a verse from the koran and later egypt's president mohammed morsi gave a fiery speech in support of the palestinian people on state tv. listen. >> we support the people of gaza. what hurts them, hurts us. >> hate and violence between the israelis and palestinians was sparked by this. israel's assassination of hamas's military chief on wednesday. an assassination that israel called necessary because of increased rocket attacks from gaza into israel the last several wee
on gaza. rackets crash into israel. now global fears of a full-scale ground war. >>> terror at a texas parade. an 80-car train slams into a parade float full of wounded vets. now everyone wants to know why. >>> and david petraeus on the hot seat. the now ex-cia chief heads to capitol hill this morning with members of congress demanding answers. >>> good morning. welcome to "early start" everyone. happy friday. glad to see you. i'm john berman. >> nice to see you. i'm zonaida sambolin. >>> the i realsraelis pounding targets while palestinian militants continue to launch rockets into israel. israel calls up reservists in preparation for war. >> ben joins us by phone this morning. egypt's prime minister paid a visit to gaza. somehow that going so far? >> well, it was originally planned it would be a three-hour cease fire while the egyptian prime minister was making this visit to gaza. according to our sources, it doesn't appear either side significantly reduced their level of military activity in gaza. certainly before the sun came up there was an intense air attack on gaza itself. it may
. we will stay on top of that. >>> fighting between israel and palestinian has come to a temporary halt. israeli officials agreed to stop the wave of air strikes on gaza while the egyptian prime minister visits. >>> there is hope that egypt's leader will be able to broker some sort of truce between hamas and israelis. earlier 100 missiles landed in gaza bringing the death toll there to 19. >>> a record settlement for the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. bp will pay a $4.5 billion fine and plead guilty to criminal charges stemming from the explosion on the deep water horizon oil rig in 2010. 11 workers were killed. 172 million gallons of crude oil spewed into the gulf of mexico over 85 days. bp still faces a larger fine for violating the clean water act. >>> we have some pretty stunning new video of hurricane sandy's assault on new york and new jersey. surveillance video shows a transit station in hoboken, new jersey, being flooded by torrents of water gushing from an elevator shaft. train service is still disrupted because of the storm. president obama, yesterday, paid his
're going to get to between israel and gaza. hamas aims rockets at jerusalem and they miss. but the fact hamas is going after what israel considers its capital city shows how much pressure is building in the middle east right now. i want you to listen to this. so an i reporter captured air raid sirens going off in jerusalem. hamas, the group that controls gaza, landed south of jerusalem. more rockets aimed for tel aviv ende in the water. no reports of damagen either case, though. but officials say 27 palestinians have died since weesday from israel's strike in gaza. this is israeli defense forces video showi what they say, look at this, they say this is munition sites. israel points to the stockpiles as more proof hamas is trying escalate tension. hamas says israel is to blame. people live in fear of how close the attacks will come. listen to one man in gaza just last night. >> i fear my life is at risk by merely being out the streets. i literally felt i could lose my life at any moment. target i targeting israeli civilians, i might as well -- >> he was able to reconnect with us moments
>>> on our broadcast tonight, on the edge of war in the middle east. israel and hamas, exchanging fire, and poised to invade. >>> on the hill, david petraeus under heavy cover tells congress about the attack in benghazi, what he knew, when he knew it and why the u.s. first told the world what it did. >>> and 18 days since the devastation on the east coast. >>> and it is the end of the line for a guilty pleasure in america. but how did it come to this? nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, it worries them enough that israel's tanks appear ready to roll into gaza, and the skies have been raining rockets there for several days. perhaps the larger worry, both sides in this escalating fight have powerful friends that are getting involved and taking sides, like egypt, friend of hamas, and the united states, which tonight is sending naval vessels offshore in case americans need to get out of there. it has been another day of explosions and air raid sirens. it remains a situation on the edge. we have two reports tonight. our richard engel is in gaza, we want to begin, though, with ma
>>> this is "world news." tonight, rain of fire. families taking cover in israel and gaza. showered with rockets. even the holy city of jerusalem in distress. is a ground war next? >>> fire in the gulf of mexico. an oil rig packed with workers bursts into flames. how could this happen again? >>> an old treat is in trouble tonight. is it twilight for the twinkie? we'll tell you the big news and reveal the one thing we bet you never suspected was in that white goo. >>> and our "person of the week," coming to the rescue, here to tell us the three things we must never do if we want thanksgiving to be great. >>> good evening. as we come on the air, the holy city of jerusalem, under fire. images like these coming in from israel all day. dramatic pictures of families huddled in concrete pipes for safety. the world watching right now and asking, is the region even closer to the brink of war? we'll talk to abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour on the ground in jerusalem. first, we go to the gaza strip and abc's alex marquardt. >> reporter: good evening, diane. tonight, there are 20
vittert is live from the israel-gaza border for us right now. leland. >> certainly, jon what we're seeing right now is a majorress ka lace. there hav major escalation. there have never been rockets fired, first time in 20 years on tell louisiana sreufplt it's going to elicit a very strong response from israel here along the border we continue to take incoming fire. there is an eerie feeling of sorts around here that an all out ground offensive by israel is imminent. there is so much take of the iron dome interest septembering missiles but it's not perfect and it doesn't work this close to gaza where home-made rockets fly out there is not time. it impacted right here a couple of yards from a house. you see what it did to the whole barbecue area. had there been people out here they won't have stood a chance. to give you an idea as to what it would do to a person if somebody was standing out here. this is the wall of the house and you can see where the strap tphashap knellvan knel shrapnel embedded itself. had you been outside this would have been you, ten seconds life or death. >> ten secon
. israel and palestinians in gaza are lobbing hundred of rockets at each other. >> it is a war that threatens to pull at its neighbors and possibly the united states as well. abc's global affairs anchor christieian amanpour is in jerusalem where you can imagine tensions are extremely high. >> reporter: after days of tit-for-tat attacks between israel and palestinians in gaza, the israeli military stepped up, operating pillar of defense. its first target was al jabari, a military chief if hamas. israel and the west call a terrorist organization. the israeli defense forces proudly hailed his assassination, releasing this poster. but his death was just the beginning. five of the palestinians killed so far were children. including this 11-month-old baby, held in the arms of his father, a local journalist for the bbc who asked, what did my son do to die like this? the hamas leader vowed revenge telling reporters, israel started this war, but they will never know its end. our rockets will hit tel aviv. we have plan in place, and they will regret what they did. and hamas made good on
overnight from texas. >>> breaking news. israel and gaza, grabbing the world's attention. ground troops at the ready, even as israel promises a truce. we are live in gaza. >>> also, new images of sandy's wrath. the hurricane famously crippled public transit. and now, we have new video showing it all happen. >>> and an incredible story from the storm zone. love letters wash ashore, discovered after 60 years. >>> good morning, everyone. a salute to american heroes has turned into a horrific accident scene at a railroad crossing in texas. with four people dead, and 17 injured. >> federal investigators have arrived in midland, hours after a freight train slammed into a parade float that was carrying wounded veterans. abc's larry jacobs reports. >> the trailer got hit by a train. we need as many units as you can. >> reporter: a parade float carrying wounded veterans to a banquet in their honor, was broadsided by a freight train. it happened at this railroad crossing in midland, texas. two 18-wheelers were carrying dozens of wounded warriors and their families. the first got across the railro
in the heart of israel. thousands of army reservists have been mobilized in that country. and there are signs that the middle east may be on the brink of yet another war. we will take you there live and talk to ambassador dan gillerman for the latest. martha: there are high-stakes this morning in talks at the white house. are leaders ready to bargain over taxes? what to expect behind closed doors and hopes of possibly avoiding a plunge through the fiscal cliff and into recession. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it which would cost close to a trillion dollars and its's very difficult to see how you make up that trillion dollars, if we're serious about deficit reduction by just closing loopholes and deductions. says it mahelp lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just he to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all th that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. that's what may help lower your cholesterol a
this morning as tensions in the middle east reach a boiling point after days of fierce fighting between israel and gaza militants. an attempt at a brief cease-fire was unsuccessful this morning as palestinians unleashed a fresh round of air attacks. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is not backing down. >> in the past 24 hours israel has made it clear that it will not tolerate rocket and missile attacks on its civilians. >> nbc's martin fletcher is live for us in tel aviv with the very latest. martin, what's the latest? >> reporter: lynn, good morning. following up on netanyahu's threat, last night they are stressing they will do anything it takes to stop the palestinians from firing rockets into israel. overnight or last night rather 30,000 reserves were given a potential order to report for duty. overnight 16,000 soldiers were told, reserve soldiers were told to report to their units. they're going to join army units amassed on the border of gaza. tank transporters and personnel carriers, thousands of troops going towards the border with gaza ready for a ground invasion. as you sugge
. hamas launching a rocket from the gaza strip and israel even more reason to mobilize in the oil market reacting. the top of the hour, stocks down every 15 minutes nicole petallides talking about the stock market at the new york stock exchange. nicole: the stock market across the board for the most part down arrows, we have seen selling since the election transpire. we have seen the selling over the last seven or nine weeks if you include this week right here. down about 30 points again, some names wing and the dow jones industrial including hewlett-packard, verizon, jpmorgan, the fear index is slightly higher. often with an equities and commodities so we're seeing oil higher today. nike, a familiar name we all know. a lot of people know the bags, they're actually selling it off to the apex partners 570 million. they raised their quarterly dividend. back to you. dagen: thank you so much, nicole. beginning negotiating ways to avoid the fiscal cliff. time is not on their side, we're joined by congressman from both sides of the aisle, from colorado and equally fine wisconsin represented by
fighting between israel and gaza millitanlts. an attempt at a brief cease fire was unsuccessful this morning as palestinians unleashed a fresh round of air attacks. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is not backing down. >> the past 24 hours israel has made it clear that it will not tolerate rocket and missile attacks on its civilians. >> well, nbc's martin fletcher is live for us in tel aviv. martin, what's the latest? >> reporter: lynn, good morning. following up on netanyahu's threat. last night 16,000 israeli reserve soldiers were called up for the army. the okay was given to 30,000. they've already called up half of that number. many of those will be moving south where the army has already matched on the border. they're moving down tanks, armored personnel carriers and trooms. by the way, among those reserve soldiers called up it also included officers and soldiers who are experienced whose specialty is dealing with enemy civilian populations. again, yet another hint, if you like, that an israeli ground invasion is very much in the cards has not yet been ordered but
>> pelley: tonight, on the brink of war. rockets at jerusalem as israel calls up thousands of reserves and masses troops on the gaza border. allen pizzey reports from tel aviv. the in texas, a parade to honor veterans becomes a scene of tragedy. >> it was something i've never seen, something i don't want to see again. dimasi an a werner is at the deadly train crash. could congress and the president be close to a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff looming at the end of the year. nancy cordes is at the white house. and steve hartman is "on the road". >> go, go! >> mason: for this family, it's two decades on the gridiron and never a time out. how many boys do you have? do you know? (laughs) captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> mason: good evening, scott is off tonight, i'm anthony mason. after another day of air strikes and rocket attacks, israel and hamas are inching closer to a ground war in gaza. the palestinian militant group has fired more than 450 rockets at israel this this week. three israelis have been killed in the attacks. in
gretchen carlson. israel is rallying troops for a ground war . we are live with the latest from the battle field. >> for eight hours eight americans died as terrorist attacked our consulate in benghazi. >> this is a terrorist attack that is so obvious in an inexperienced individual that it was purely terrorist attack. >> now they have seen the attack will anyone held accountable? >> brian: three car crash, and we are hearing from the good samaritan who jumped in to the wreckage and saved a child's life. it is amazing i know. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". thank good it's friday. >> gretchen: no giding. you know it is a great day when brian fills my papers. >> brian: they are on the left>> gretchen: . >> gretchen: eric bolling is here to film in with steve, paraglider. folks news alert, israel is on the brink of an all out war. violence in the middle east, forcing israel to mobilize trips. we have the latest. leland, it keeps intensifying. >> it certainly does, gretchen. israeli is flying the f-16s hear behind on the gaza strip. this is softening up the gaza
in the bay area. >>> a potential temporary break today in the attacks in the middle east. israel is offering to suspend the offensive in the gaza strip as egypt's prime minister pays a brief visit to the region. but fighting between the israelis and palestinians has been escalating. dozens of missiles exploded in gaza city early this morning. they are targeting more than 100 sites that israel says hamas uses to fire rockets at israel. each side says the other is the oppressor. >> thrillly government is not a government of peace. it's a government of war. >>> palestinian health officials say the recent attacks have killed at least 19 people in gaza. israeli officials say three of their people have died. >>> 5:07. former cia director david petreaus is on capitol hill today where he will testify before a congressional committee about september's deadly consulate attack in libya. susan mcginnis joins us now from washington to explain exactly what's happening today. susan, good morning. >> reporter: hi, good morning, frank. petraeus is here in the first of two hearings. he snuck into the first on
raid sirens and explosions, violence escalates in the middle east. israel inches closer to sending ground forces into gaza. we are at the border. >>> nfl commissioner roger goodell is in studio 57 to talk concussions, expansion and why your kids should still play football. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> we lost four americans. are there still questions out there? you bet. we're going to continue to work to get those answers. >> former cia director david petraeus heads to capitol hill. >> testifying before a house committee. >> about that deadly september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> all while the cia announces its launching an investigation into petraeus' conduct while he was still in charge of the agency. >> petraeus insists no classified documents exchanged hands during his affair. >>> this battle is escalating. >> israel is prepared to take whatever action is necessary to defend our people. >>> as long as i've been here i haven't seen something to this magnitude. >> four people are dead and 17 m
of a purple heart recipient to save the life of his wife. >>> on the brink, escalating violence between israel and palestinians in gaza this morning. the israeli army now massing on the border. 30,000 reserves on alert for a possible ground invasion. we're live in gaza. >>> and coming to america. the u.s., a beacon of freedom and hope for people all around the world. the dream of citizenship about to be fulfilled from these people. they come from different lands with different stories to tell, but they will all become americans live today, friday, november 16th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. as we look at statue of liberty live, we are going to witness something really remarkable today on our plaza, and if there's a dry eye left when this ceremony is over i'll be amazed. 30 people who have worked so hard to become u.s. citizens, a wait that sometimes was measured in decades will b
fighting between israel and gaza militants. an attempt at a brief cease fire was unsuccessful this morning and air raid sirens have gone off. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is not backing down. >> in the past 24 hours, israel has made it clear that it will not tolerate rocket and missile attacks on civilians. nbc's martin fletcher is in tel aviv where air raid sirens were heard this morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. following up on netanyahu's threat. overnight 30,000 reserves were given potential order to report for duty overnight 16,000 soldiers were told, reserve soldiers, were told to report to their units. they will be joining army units that massed on the border of gaza. armored personnel carriers, hundreds of thousands of troops ready for ground invasion. as you suggested in introduction, a show of force or the real thing? it's partly a show of force but could end in a ground invasion because israelis keep insisting whatever it takes they'll stop the rockets from being fired into gaza. while the egyptian president was visiting, they would hold their fire. the pale
in gaza rained down on israel this week. israelies were injured and at least one was killed. but it sure is right -- absolute right of self-defense is responded to defend its people. prime minister netanyahu said it best. the terrorists are committing a double war crime. they fire at israeli citizens and they hide behind palestinianian civilians. but the government in egypt, which was backed by the administration, has condemned israel, not hamas. the terrorist group hamas doesn't want peace with israel. it wants war. it kills israeli citizens and then hides behinds the skirts of palestinian women. israel has the moral right and duty to defend itself from the bar barrack hamas. the united states should be in total support of israel, our ally. the u.s. should be bold in its condemnation of hamas and the u.s. should be bold in this continuing war by terrorist, like hamas, on civilized nations and that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from oregon rise? the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. blumenauer: thank you, madam speaker. perha
minister called on israel to end its military attacks on gaza. there is growing signs israel is preparing for a ground invasion. we are watching the situation. this is a live picture from the gaza strip. just moments ago there was smoke in the air. we're not sure what caused it. bombings in the area have continued this morning. hopes for a cease fire ended this morning when militants launched rockets at israel including a strike on tel aviv for the second straight day. israel said it hit 150 targets during the night. this is a third day of very intense fighting. israeli forces are gathering right along the border for a possible ground attack. >>> more protests are planned in san francisco later today outside the israeli consulate on montgomery street. yesterday about are propalestinian demonstrators you are looking at pictures here called for an end to the fighting in gaza and end to u.s. support of israel. a smaller group of proisraeli demonstrators held a counter protest. >>> happening right now former cia director david petraeus is testifying on capitol hill about the attack on the u.s
as secretary of state. >>> also at 5, a developing story overseas. people are living in fear along the israel-gaza border. the violence intensified a third consecutive day with missiles being fired from both sides. izvalley lining u.s. tanks and carriers along the boarder. the e cryptian prime minister went into gaza trying to organize some kind of cease fire but was unsuccessful. so far, about 20 people have died and many of them just children. >>> a falling soldier is being honored in prince georges county today. the high roads academy is renaming the library after the former student, lance corporal eugene mills. it's part of the school's 10th anniversary celebration. mills served in afghanistan and lost his life in action in june. his parents are honored their son's being recognized at a school he loved. >> that is's call from the school saying they were going dedicate the library to be in his name and i felt that was a special honor in his name and what he has done for our country. >> he really cared and wanted to make a difference. he would say that their is a leader of men, he died lead
new video of an overnight rocket attack. israel said it briefly halted area tacks during the visit of the egypt prime minister but that's after it hit 150 targets. the prime minister called on israel to end its attacks but there are glowing signs israel is in preparing for a ground invasion. >>> more protests planned in san francisco today outside the israeli consulate. propalestine demonstrators called for an end to the fighting in gaza and united states support of israel. a smaller group of proisraeli demonstrators held a counter protest. >> jewish community stands behind israel right now. nobody wants war but every citizen has a right to be defended by its country. >> the people who are coming, who will be counter protesting have to speak for themselves but they are defending what is in essence a military regime in israel. >> police had 20 officers on seen but no arrests were made. today's protest is planned for 4:00. >> former cia director testifying on capitol hill about the attack on the united states consu late. as allison burns reports we may not get to see or hear from
, our starting point this morning, israel mobilizing thousands of troops for a possible full-scale ground war with hamas. violence in the region intensifying overnight. the palestinian militants launched hundreds of rockets into israeli territory. air raid sirens sounding in tel aviv. that's the very first time that's happened since the gulf war. israelis responded by pounding hundreds of terror sites as they call them in gaza with artillery fire. ben wedeman reporting live now from jerusalem. we know, ben, that the israelis have called up 16,000 reservists. what exactly are they going to be doing? >> well, what they'll be doing is heading down into the area around gaza. very similar to what we saw in 2008, 2009, when they had a similar outbreak of violence between the two sides. we also know that there's a lot of heavy armor, lots of tanks being transported to the area around gaza, as well, for a possible ground incursion. but what we saw back in 2008-2009, was that it was several days of fairly intense israeli air strikes that preceded ground invasions. now what we've heard
is the ongoing confrontation between israel and hamas. the headline from the "new york times" on the front page, israel and hamas step up air attacks in the gaza clash. israel and hamas brushed aside international calls for restraint on thursday and executed their lethal conflict over gaza where palestinian militants launched hundreds of rockets into israel territory targeting tell aviv for the first time. and israel intensifies and sent tanks for a possible invader. a story from early this morning notes that egypt opens a tiny window of truce in the gaza confrontation. the prime minister arrived in gaza strip on friday officially to show solidarity with the palestinian people after two days of relentless attacks by israeli war planes determined to end the militant rocket fire at israel. israel said it would cease-fire during the visit if hamas did too, but rockets fired from gaza hit several sites in israel and they responded with an attack on the house of hamas's -- that's it for this first segment of the "washington journal." up next, we'll have senator ron johnson, a republican of wisconsin
across southern israel and tel aviv right there. palestinian rock et cetera targeting tel aviv just exploded. we're right on the edge of war in the middle east right now. there's no injuries reported from this latest shell explosion. but this is a serious escalation. >> we have our eye on all of the developments there. >>> and we also have the latest on the millionaire software titan on the run. police could be closing in on him right now. and abc news has learned, he may never have left his house. we have the exclusive photo showing the bunker where he may have been hiding out. >>> and get ready to meet the heaviest triplets in the world. sidney, elliot and jenson. all of the details on their birth. >>> we have a lot to get to. we want to get to the deadly and horrifying crash in texas. federal officials are heading to texas to join investigators to find out why a freight train slammed into a trailer with veterans. clayton sandell has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. this morning investigators with the national transportation safety board will be on the sce
to save the life of his wife. >>> on the brink, escalating violence between israel and palestinians in gaza this morning. the israelis on the border on alert for possible invasion. we're live in gaza. >>> coming to america, the u.s. a beacon of freedom and hope for people all around the world. the green citizenship about to be fulfilled for these 30 people, they come from different lands, have different stories to tell, but they'll all become americans live today, friday, november 16th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, welcome to "today" on a friday morning, i am matt lauer. >> good morning, i am savannah guthrie. we look at the statue of liberty live. we're going to witness something incredible on the plaza. if there's a dry eye left when the ceremony is over, i'll be amazed. 30 people that worked so hard to become u.s. citizens, a wait sometimes measured in decades will become u.s. citizens on the plaza this morning. >> so many of us take this for granted. those people on the
and in israel perhaps that were hoping the president would broker a troop. that did not happen. shortly after he left there was an intensification of rocket fire, followed by rket fire from the israeli air force. and that certainly has exacerbated the situation here on the ground. meanwhile, palestinians are bracing themselves for yet another night of what is expected to be severe israeli bombardme bombardment. one thing we've been seeing time and time again is gaza is densely populated. even when israel tries to carry out precision strikes as it claims, it ends up affecting the civilian population who bears a bankrupt of the air strikes. so people are very much concerned that in the coming days, the situation could worsen. they say that the fact that israel has amass eed thousands soldiers on this territory is an ominous sign a ground invasion is imminent. supplies are dwindling for the population as gaza is still a territory very much under siege. it's difficult to get basic supplies in and out. nbc news, gaza. >>> "nbc nightly news" with brian williams will have more on the escalating violenc
.s. consulate in benghazi >> things are quickly deteriorating in israel. they are fighting back. this could be an all out ground war between the israelis and the palestinian militants in the gaza strip. you can see the chaos that it has cost. palace to land malef militants-d palestine have targeted 350 rockets towards tel aviv. 18 of their own were killed in palestine in of the israeli military is moving troops to the israeli gaza strip border for proportion of apostle from the attack. 30,000 additional ta is really troops is reallisrael troops--30 additional have been possibly drafted they have a right to self-defense. let me be very clear. the hamas is the politics and party that controls the cause the strip. both sides have been what they have been intended to of their forces killin of the hamas military. you can see the size of this crater. after the israeli air strikes. this picture shows a picture and israel been taken away after a rocket from gaza hit the town. television station in israel are reporting that because of insertion is expected tomorrow. hamas is the palestinian politic
. >>> we're just getting reports of an explosion in israel's biggest city after air raid sirens went off. another rocket was fired from gaza this morning sending people running for bomb shelters in tel aviv. 500 rockets rained down on israel in wednesday killing three. israel responded with 150 air strikes targeting militants. so far, two palestinians reported dead. appears a ground war could be looming. israel is moving ground troops towards the border. some 30,000 reservists have been called up. >>> the looming fiscal cliff takes center stage at the white house today. president obama will meet with leaders of both parties from the house and the senate this morning to start talks on avoiding those automatic tax hikes and deep spending cuts. then this afternoon the president will sit down with the heads of 13 civil rights groups to get their input on a negotiation. tony? >>> we are on traffic watch in virginia this morning, where the 495 express lanes are set to open. today is the big day, and fox 5's sherri ly is live in tysons corner with a prev
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